Home > Archive > 2017 > Volume 7 Number 1 (Jan. 2017) >
IJIET 2017 Vol.7(1): 46-52 ISSN: 2010-3689
doi: 10.18178/ijiet.2017.7.1.840

Interactivity in Virtual Learning Groups: Theories, Strategies, and the State of Literature

Jessica Cara Ng

Abstract—The existence and survival of virtual learning groups (VLGs) depends upon the satisfaction, learning, and retention of their students. This paper reviews literature that offers strategies for effective teaching and learning in VLGs, focusing on major theoretical perspectives about interactivity. It identifies gaps, shortfalls, and conflicts in extant research on virtual education and suggests next steps scholars should take to make literature and research in this area more robust.

Index Terms—Education technology, interactivity, virtual learning, virtual learning groups.

J. C. Ng is with the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (e-mail: sng036@e.ntu.edu.sg).


Cite: Jessica Cara Ng, "Interactivity in Virtual Learning Groups: Theories, Strategies, and the State of Literature," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 46-52, 2017.

General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
  • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
  • Abstracting/ Indexing: Scopus (CiteScore 2022: 2.0), INSPEC (IET), UGC-CARE List (India), CNKI, EBSCO, Google Scholar
  • E-mail: ijiet@ejournal.net


Article Metrics in Dimensions